Poor families to be taught garden and greenhouse skills

Three firms have come together in an attempt to end hunger in the US by teaching the countrys poorest people garden and greenhouse skills.

The World Food Garden, Dinner Garden and Ample Harvest have teamed up to launch the 123 Partnership – a campaign that will provide seeds and advice to the countrys most needy families and communities.

Free fruit and vegetable seeds will be distributed to help people make use of whatever green space or glass house they have available to them.

The programme will also provide mentors, who will offer ongoing advice on how and when to plant groups of foods.

Excess produce can be donated to food pantries, allowing growers to make a difference to the lives of others, as well as their own.

The idea behind the programme is to give families the means to grow themselves out of poverty and boost their health and nutrition through eating good food and getting exercise.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Michelle Obama is set to appear on Sesame Street, where she will teach kids some basic gardening tips.